Leading service: Leadership Awards

Friday, September 28, 2007

Allissa Dillman
Jenna Trisko
Adam Schmitt

Top: Allissa Dillman
Middle:Jenna Trisko
Bottom:Adam Schmitt

Excellence in Leadership Awards were presented this spring to 23 students who, through their leadership efforts, have made significant contributions to SCSU and their communities.

The top honor, the Dennis M. Thayer Leadership Award, was presented to Allissa Dillman, senior, of St. Cloud.

The Rich Murray Volunteer Service Scholarship was presented to Jenna Trisko, senior, Waite Park.

Adam J. Schmitt, senior, Eden Prairie, president of Students in Free Enterprise, received the Student Leader of the Year Award.

The Students in Free Enterprise/Target Outstanding Community Service Award went to the students’ Medical Professions Association for their work with Relay for Life, which raised $32,000 this year, and to the Communication Studies Association for their work on the annual bone marrow donor registration project, which registered its 1,000th donor this year. Associate Professor Heiko Schoenfuss was named Adviser of the Year for his work with the Medical Professions Association.

Additional honorees, year in school at the time of the honor and hometown were:

  • Joy Birr, Graduate student, St. Joseph
  • Sarah Drake, Graduate student, Long Prairie
  • Stephanie Flater, Senior, Lake City
  • Carrie Hewitt, Graduate student, St. Cloud
  • Rebecca Hoffman, Senior, Greenwald
  • Kelly J. Johnson, Senior, Monticello
  • Elizabeth Kunkel, Senior, Kimball
  • Matthew Martin, Senior, Eden Valley
  • Nathan Meints, Senior, Clara City
  • Shawn Nelson, Senior, Maple Grove
  • Robert Plourde, Senior, Prior Lake
  • Sara Rach, Graduate student, Verndale
  • Malory Rickbeil, Senior, St. Cloud
  • Jessica Sandgren, Senior, Cosmos
  • Ann Schneider, Senior, St. Cloud
  • Gordon Schrubbe Jr., Senior, Wheaton, Ill.
  • Michael Simpson, Senior, St. Cloud
  • Abby Smith, Graduate student, Sumner, Iowa
  • Arit Unanaowo, Senior, St. Cloud
  • Alison Lynn Wilfahrt, Senior, Sartell


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